How much 3G Data have you REALLY used?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by HiFiGuy528, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    HiFiGuy528

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    Please keep this thread simple. Just your 3G Data usage for the life of your iPad or each statement cycle.

    Got to ---- Settings/General/Data Usage

    I'm at 74MB since May 15th.
     
  2. techiegirl macrumors 6502a

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    I reset yesterday (6/1) to start a new 30 day billing cycle and I'm already at:

    received: 597mb
    sent: 23.9mb

    That's that's my usage in 1 day.
     
  3. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    Mine said 2gb something on Friday morning, and now says 908mb.

    It wasn't reset either.... It just changed. So, I have no clue.
     
  4. briankwest77 macrumors member

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    2GB is NOT enough for an average user... 5GB would be closer to what I would be happy with.
     
  5. techiegirl macrumors 6502a

    techiegirl

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    ITA

    I can live with 5GB, but not 2.

     
  6. MarkG21 macrumors regular

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  7. ZBoater macrumors G3

    ZBoater

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    Well, according to AT&T, 98% of their data plan users use 2GB or less.

    So I would respectfully disagree with you statement. ;)

    I used 2GB last month with no music or movie streaming. Mostly email, surfing, and checking the Macrumors iPad wallpaper thread...:cool:
     
  8. iPadztr macrumors 6502

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    ive used over 3gig at the end of my 30 period and cancelled my account 2 days ago. but now that this new plan announced today, I'm gonna go home tonight and pay that 29.99. /sigh :(
     
  9. leomac08 macrumors 68020

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    Sent 24 MB
    Received 267MB and I activated my plan since 5/28/10
     
  10. Batt macrumors 65816

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  11. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    It would seem to me that if you avoid streaming, 2GB is plenty.
     
  12. bilibug macrumors regular

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    But why should you have to. Defeats being able to catch up on TV while on a train, etc. Compromises the usability of the iPad. This is very bad.
     
  13. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    I disagree. I don't think that not streaming off 3G compromises the usability at all. Watching tv over 3G is not realistic given the current state of the cellular networks in the us. And remember, you can still DO it, you will just have to pay through the nose for the privilege, as well you should. ;)
     
  14. ItsThatKush macrumors regular

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    i wish i had a 30 day "free trial" period to figure out if 2GB is enough for me or not. I do travel about 6 days of the month, usually using all 3G while away. I am thinking I will be grandfathering myself in June 6th at 11:59pm
     
  15. Maaz macrumors 6502a

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    I thought I used more. But in the past 6 months, the most data I used in a single month was only 208 mb.
     
  16. rnelan7 macrumors 6502

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  17. musicpenguy macrumors 6502a

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    Sent 313 MB
    Received 10.2 GB

    (Netflix/ABC App in wifi free zones)
     
  18. doublebullout macrumors member

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    Since 5/24, 50mb sent and 389mb received. All email and web. I think 2gb is probably enough. I'll really only be signing up for 3G for vacations a couple of times a year anyway.
     
  19. thatisme macrumors 6502

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  20. vw195 macrumors 6502

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    Ive watched TV for years over my sprint connection, so to say its not realistic is well not realistic :p
     
  21. guicane macrumors regular

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    I havent used my 3G at all but it has been only 1 week since ive received it.
     
  22. zeferjen macrumors member

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    3 gb in about 2 weeks. I am really pissed about this, since the unlimited data was a huge selling point for me.
     
  23. turugara macrumors regular

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    I usually get around 1.5-2gb of usage out of my ATT unlimited plan through my Nexus One and tethering to my WiFi iPad.
     
  24. Hey Jude macrumors 6502a

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    I got the data plan on May 20th, and I have used 133 MB as of this morning.

    Jude
     
  25. CactusHawk macrumors regular

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    I was at 3.2 GB before I reset after my first 30 days of unlimited service. I usually ran at about 3-4 GB on my iPhone before my iPad. I have used 97.8 MB since 7:00 am this morning with no streaming at all...just web serving and receiving e-mail.
     

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